Category Archives: Scaling Agile

Scaling Agile: How Do You Scale from Projects to Programs?

Guest post by Johanna Rothman of Rothman Consulting Group You have some agile teams who are successful. Good for you! Now you have a strategic project that will require many agile teams to create a program. You know you need … Continue reading

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Encapsulating Value Streams and the Object Oriented Enterprise

Guest post by Mike Cottmeyer of LeadingAgile When you get right down to it, a Scrum team is fundamentally a container designed to encapsulate the entire product delivery value stream into a single workgroup. The value stream associated with software … Continue reading

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The Impact of Agile and Lean Startup on Project Portfolio Management

With the large number of organizations now adopting agile methods, the existing body of literature has paid significant attention to the function of project management, business analysis, and more recently program management.  This is understandable as individuals filling these roles … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Executives Leading Agile Transformations

Dear Executive, Let me congratulate you on your decision to introduce agile methods within your organization. It is a wise decision that holds incredible potential for your employees, your company, and especially your customers. If you are just beginning your … Continue reading

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Make Agile 2014 PEACHy

This year, I’m excited to be returning the Agile Conference. Having organized and participated in the conference from 2001-2005, my attendance became sporadic as the beginning of the youth football season (my other coaching gig) won out over the annual … Continue reading

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Agile Software Needs Craftsmen

So, you want to be an Agile shop.  You’ve read all kinds of cool stuff about Sprints, and WIP limits, and daily stand-up meetings.  You even think you get this crazy User Story and Planning Poker stuff.  You put together a … Continue reading

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Agile Beyond Software: A Manifesto For All Industries

When the Agile signatories created the Manifesto, software was obviously at the core of their thinking, which makes sense as they were all building software at the time.  As it has grown in its popularity, however, Agile has gone beyond … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to be an Agile Tester?

I was a QA Lead back in the mid 90’s for a couple of years, before any of this fancy Agile stuff really started taking off. Waterfall all the way back then; mostly manual testing, with full regression cycle at … Continue reading

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Agile Beyond Software: GM Case Study

There is an ongoing debate about whether Agile is just for software or if it can be extended to other industries.  I for one believe the Agile values and principles can be applied beyond software, but, in a recent discussion … Continue reading

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Why Agile Governance Matters at the Project, Program and Portfolio Levels

Guest post by Monte Montoya, cPrime For any organization attempting to migrate to – or sustain – agile processes, governance is an important consideration. This is especially true as companies grow. While small companies can likely get away with fairly … Continue reading

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